Items found in Community Video which should be moved to other categories.
Copyright violations / delete ?
Commercial advertisements / delete ?
Only if the movie doesn't contain a valid copyright notice. Its copyright was renewed.
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000159510 / 1983-01-21
Renewal registration for: LP0000005398 / 1955-06-28
Title: House of bamboo.
Copyright Claimant: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (PWH)
Names: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
If what you are saying is true then the vast majority of things I've contibuted over the last couple of years would no longer be here, and for the most part from what I've seen, this is not the case. I'll let you in on a little secret:
95% of EVERYTHING I've put up, the movies, the trailers, even the Drive-in Movie ads, I've drawn from Sinister Cinema's products. And with a few exceptions, it's all still here.
I've been buying products from Sinister for about 15 years now, mostly because a...
2 trailers to Movie Trailers
and this feature film to the Sci-Fi/Horror sub-collection
For anyone who's wondering why I included copyright information in the description, it is to distinguish this copy of The Atomic Man from the UK version, Timeslip, which had its copyright GATT restored in 1997.
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Yes this is true. All trailers qualify as seperate films to the feature.
For pre-1964 if they weren't registered and renewed or didn't contain notices they are PD. It is very rare for trailers to contain notices or be registered and renewed.
Also, all trailers release before 1978 without a notice or from 1978 to 1 March 1989 without notice and registration within 5 years are PD, regardless of the copyright status of the original feature film.
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I have a fair number of classic Hollywood movie trailers. Wikipedia says that Pre-1963 United States cinema trailers are not eligable for copyright. I have some really cool trailers I'd love to upload.
So, is this true? Can I Upload them?
Yes, most pre-1964 trailers are fine.
Hofheinz v's A&E (2001) was a court decision that found that film trailers required an independent copyright registration to be covered by copyright so all unregistered/renewed movie trailers pre-1964 are public domain.
Are you talking about the SabuCat collection located at:
SabuCat is basically in the business of selling trailers as stock footage, but they posted around a hundred of them here some time ago, and the collection hasn't changed or grown (or shrunk) since. Trailers make a good source of stock footage, for documentaries on movies but also often for other kinds of low-budget documentaries. No one ever saw them as a source of commercial or historical...
This is getting into complex issues.
It used to be believed that uderlying properties were tied to the public domain work if the work was used as a whole. That, even if a trademark, musical copyright or literary copyright was present, it was still OK to use the work.
Generally courts interpret legislation. I don't have specific references but US courts have given conflicting rulings on underlying copyrights. There have been instances where courts have determined that the use of underlying...
I would like to know if trailers are PD.
I found this from Sabucat
Can I use Trailers without being concerned over Copyright? Within certain limits, yes. Here's the story...
Trailers for movies released before 1964 are in the Public Domain because they were never separately copyrighted. The law at the time granted the owner 28 years to file a copyright registration.
1963 + 28 = 1991
Clearly, time has run out to register this material. Some might argue that since the trailers frequently...
I noticed the following non-American movies are listed as being public domain:
The 39 Steps
Assignment Outer Space
Atom Age Vampire
Attack From Space
Bloody Pit of Horror
The Day The Sky Exploded
The Devil of the Desert Against the Son of Hercules
The Sons of Hercules: Land of Darkness
Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory
However, I believe that the Berne Convention and the Copyright Restoration Act (17...
Here's what I was looking for from the sabucat page. Answer is that before 1962, movie trailers had a seprate copyright, released before the film. Those have expired by now, but only for films before 1962